Industrial/workplace relations, collective bargaining, works councils

Australia: Bargaining under the Fair Work Act – our 2018 edition

This week we launch the 2018 edition of Bargaining under the Fair Work Act and highlight findings from our recent Australian bargaining survey. Click here to discover more.

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Australia: Queensland notifies Labour Hire Licensing Regulation

The Labour Hire Licensing Regulation 2018 (Qld) was notified Friday, 6 April 2018. Key matters addressed in the Regulation are: exclusions from the scheme established in the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld); and detail of the operational requirements of … Continue reading

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Australia: Petroleum and gas industry faces changes

In anticipation of amendments to the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (Qld) (Act), companies covered by the Act should begin turning their minds to current appointments and potential changes they may wish to implement, particularly taking into … Continue reading

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South Korea: Compliance Check – Korean Labor Management Council

Certain employers operating in Korea are required to have a Labor Management Council (LMC). The purpose of the LMC is to promote harmonious relations between companies and their employees by providing a consultative body utilised by both employees and the … Continue reading

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UK: Collective bargaining – no obligation on ‘de facto’ employer; risks of direct negotiation with employees

In Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v University of London the Central Arbitration Committee has decided that a union representing employees of an outsourcing company was not entitled to collectively bargain directly with the university to whom their services … Continue reading

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Australia: Latest data on enterprise bargaining wages trends – September 2017 quarter

The ‘Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining’ report for July-September 2017 was released by the Department of Employment on 10 January 2018. If you have enterprise agreement negotiations coming up in 2018, this data can be useful for benchmarking.

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Australia: Victoria – Labour Hire Licensing Scheme introduced

Following an inquiry into work arrangements in the labour hire industry, the Victorian Government has recently introduced the Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 (Bill). The Bill establishes a licensing scheme for labour hire providers and creates civil and criminal offences … Continue reading

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Australia: Information about Top 10 Trends – 2017

To view our summary of this year’s Top 10 Trends in Employment and Industrial Relations, click here.

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Australia: New enterprise, existing employees: the High Court says Yes

The High Court has confirmed that an enterprise agreement for a new enterprise can be made with existing employees who have agreed to work, but are not at that time actually working, as employees in the new enterprise. The High … Continue reading

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Australia: Employers get the good oil on strikes and coercion

In Esso Australia Pty Ltd v The Australian Workers Unions [2017] HCA 54, the High Court of Australia held that: Where a person contravenes an order in relation to an enterprise agreement or matter arising from bargaining, that person remains … Continue reading

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